Overall, eleven countries have won the contest since the inaugural contest in 2003. Six have won the contest once: Armenia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, and the Netherlands. Four have won the contest twice: Belarus, Malta, Poland (first country to win back to back) and Russia; while Georgia has won three times. Both Croatia and Italy achieved their wins on their debut participation in the contest.
|2003||15 November||Copenhagen||16||Croatia||“Ti si moja prva ljubav”||Dino Jelusić||134||9|
|2004||20 November||Lillehammer||18||Spain||“Antes muerta que sencilla”||María Isabel||171||31|
|2005||26 November||Hasselt||16||Belarus||“My vmeste” (Мы вместе)||Ksenia Sitnik||149||3|
|2006||2 December||Bucharest||15||Russia||“Vesenniy Jazz” (Весенний джаз)||Tolmachevy Sisters||154||25|
|2007||8 December||Rotterdam||17||Belarus||“S druz’yami” (С друзьями)||Alexey Zhigalkovich||137||1|
|2009||21 November||Kiev||13||Netherlands||“Click Clack”||Ralf Mackenbach||121||5|
|2010||20 November||Minsk||14||Armenia||“Mama” (Մամա)||Vladimir Arzumanyan||120||1|
|2011||3 December||Yerevan||13||Georgia||“Candy Music”||CANDY||108||5|
|2012||1 December||Amsterdam||12||Ukraine||“Nebo” (Небо)||Anastasiya Petryk||138||35|
|2013||30 November||Kiev||12||Malta||“The Start”||Gaia Cauchi||130||9|
|2014||15 November||Marsa||16||Italy||“Tu primo grande amore”||Vincenzo Cantiello||159||12|
|2015||21 November||Sofia||17||Malta||“Not My Soul”||Destiny Chukunyere||185||9|
|2016||20 November||Valletta||17||Georgia||“Mzeo” (მზეო)||Mariam Mamadashvili||239||7|
|2017||26 November||Tbilisi||16||Russia||“Wings”||Polina Bogusevich||188||3|
|2018||25 November||Minsk||20||Poland||“Anyone I Want to Be”||Roksana Węgiel||215||12|
|2019||24 November||Gliwice||19||Poland||“Superhero”||Viki Gabor||278||51|
Map showing each country’s number of Junior Eurovision Song Contest wins (by color) / Mappa che mostra il numero di vittorie di ciascun paese partecipante allo Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
List of Junior Eurovision Song Contest winners: The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is an annual contest organized between member countries of the European Broadcasting Union for children aged between 9 and 14 (8 and 15 between 2003 and 2006, 10 and 15 between 2007 and 2015). This junior contest has been broadcast every year since its debut in 2003, and is based on the senior version entitled Eurovision Song Contest, one of the longest-running television programmes in the world since the debut in 1956. The contest’s winner has been determined using numerous voting techniques throughout its history; centre to these have been the awarding of points to countries by juries or televoters. The country awarded the most points is declared the winner.
There have been 17 contests, with one winner each year. Eleven different countries have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Six have won the contest once: Armenia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, and the Netherlands. Four have won the contest twice: Belarus, Malta, Poland (first country to win back to back) and Russia. The country with the highest number of wins is Georgia, with three wins. Both Croatia and Italy achieved their wins on their debut participation in the contest. Macedonia is the country with the longest history in the contest without a win having made fifteen appearances since their debut in 2003.
Winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest provides an opportunity for the winning artist(s) to capitalise on their success and surrounding publicity by launching or furthering their international career. Some artists from Junior Eurovision have progressed later in their careers to participate in national selection finals for the senior Eurovision Song Contest, including Molly Sandén who represented Sweden in 2006 and later took part in the 2009, 2012 and 2016 Melodifestivalen. Nevena Božović represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as part of Moje 3 and became the first contestant to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest after competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where she came third in 2007. The Tolmachevy Sisters are the second contestants to do so, participating (and placing 7th) in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 after winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with their entry, “Vesenniy jazz” (English: Spring Jazz, Cyrillic: Весенний джаз).
2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018 are years that a country has won and has hosted the following year’s edition.
Winners by year.
|2003||15 November||Copenhagen||Croatia||“Ti si moja prva ljubav”||Dino Jelusić||Croatian||134||9|
|2004||20 November||Lillehammer||Spain||“Antes muerta que sencilla”||María Isabel||Spanish||171||31|
|2005||26 November||Hasselt||Belarus||“My vmeste” (Мы вместе)||Ksenia Sitnik||Russian||149||3|
|2006||2 December||Bucharest||Russia||“Vesenniy jazz” (Весенний джаз)||Tolmachevy Sisters||Russian||154||25|
|2007||8 December||Rotterdam||Belarus||“S druz’yami” (С друзьями)||Alexey Zhigalkovich||Russian||137||1|
|2009||21 November||Kiev||Netherlands||“Click Clack”||Ralf Mackenbach||Dutch, English||121||5|
|2010||20 November||Minsk||Armenia||“Mama” (Մամա)||Vladimir Arzumanyan||Armenian||120||1|
|2011||3 December||Yerevan||Georgia||“Candy Music”||CANDY||Georgian||108||5|
|2012||1 December||Amsterdam||Ukraine||“Nebo” (Небо)||Anastasiya Petryk||Ukrainian, English||138||35|
|2013||30 November||Kiev||Malta||“The Start”||Gaia Cauchi||English||130||9|
|2014||15 November||Marsa||Italy||“Tu primo grande amore”||Vincenzo Cantiello||Italian, English||159||12|
|2015||21 November||Sofia||Malta||“Not My Soul”||Destiny Chukunyere||English||185||9|
|2016||20 November||Valletta||Georgia||“Mzeo” (მზეო)||Mariam Mamadashvili||Georgian||239||7|
|2017||26 November||Tbilisi||Russia||“Wings”||Polina Bogusevich||Russian, English||188||3|
|2018||25 November||Minsk||Poland||“Anyone I Want to Be”||Roksana Węgiel||Polish, English||215||12|
|2019||24 November||Gliwice||Poland||“Superhero”||Viki Gabor||Polish, English||278||51|
Winners by country.
Table key. Red – Former countries that have been dissolved.
|Rank||Country||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Next best placement
|2||Russia||2||2||0||4th (four times)|
|12||United Kingdom||0||1||1||14th (once)|
|16||Serbia||0||0||2||5th (once)[N 1]|
|17||Australia||0||0||2||5th (once)[N 1]|
|22||Denmark||0||0||0||4th (once)[N 2]|
|23||Belgium||0||0||0||4th (once)[N 2]|
|24||Romania||0||0||0||4th (once)[N 2]|
|25||North Macedonia[N 3]||0||0||0||5th (twice)|
|27||Greece||0||0||0||6th (once)[N 4]|
|28||Moldova||0||0||0||6th (once)[N 4]|
|33||Ireland||0||0||0||10th (once)[N 5]|
|34||San Marino||0||0||0||10th (once)[N 5]|
|35||Montenegro||0||0||0||13th (once)[N 6]|
|36||Serbia and Montenegro||0||0||0||13th (once)[N 6]|
Best placement by non-winning countries.
Table key. Red – Former countries that have been dissolved.
|Best place||Country||Most recent|
|2nd||Kazakhstan||Yerzhan Maksim||“Armanyńnan qalma” (Арманыңнан қалма)||2019|
|2nd||France||Angélina||“Jamais sans toi”||2018|
|2nd||Bulgaria||Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim||“Planetata na detsata” (Планетата на децата)||2014|
|2nd||United Kingdom||Cory Spedding||“The Best Is Yet to Come”||2004|
|3rd (twice)||Serbia||Sonja Škorić||“Čarobna noć” (Чаробна ноћ)||2010|
|3rd||Slovenia||Lina Kuduzović||“Prva ljubezen”||2015|
|3rd||Sweden||Molly Sandén||“Det finaste någon kan få”||2006|
|3rd||Lithuania||Eglė Jurgaitytė||“Laiminga diena”||2008|
|3rd||Norway||Malin Reitan||“Sommer og skolefri”||2005|
|4th||Belgium||Laura Omloop||“Zo verliefd (Yodelo)”||2009|
|4th||Denmark||Nicolai Kielstrup||“Shake Shake Shake”||2005|
|4th||Romania||Noni Răzvan Ene||“Îți mulțumesc”||2004|
|5th (twice)||North Macedonia||Bobi Andonov||“Prati mi SMS” (Прати ми СМС)||2008|
|6th||Greece||Alexandros & Kalli||“Tora einai i seira mas” (Tώρα είναι η σειρά μας)||2005|
|7th||Azerbaijan||Rustam Karimov||“Me and My Guitar”||2013|
|8th (twice)||Cyprus||Louis Panagiotou & Christina Christofi||“Agoria koritsia” (Αγόρια κορίτσια)||2006|
|8th||Israel||Kids.il||“Let the Music Win”||2012|
|9th||Latvia||Dzintars Čīča||“Tu esi vasarā”||2003|
|10th||Ireland||Zena Donnelly||“Bríce ar Bhríce”||2016|
|10th||San Marino||Michele Perniola||“O-o-O Sole intorno a me”||2013|
|13th||Montenegro||Jana Mirković||“Oluja” (Олуја)||2015|
|13th||Serbia and Montenegro||Filip Vučić||“Ljubav pa fudbal” (Љубав па фудбал)||2005|
|14th (twice)||Portugal||Mariana Venâncio||“Youtuber”||2017|
|18th||Wales||Erin Mai||“Calon yn Curo”||2019|
By language. Since the contest began in 2003, all nations competing must sing in the national language (or national languages) of the country being represented. However, they can have a few lines in a different language.
|8||English||2009,[a] 2012,[b] 2013, 2014,[c] 2015, 2017,[d] 2018,[e] 2019[e]||Netherlands, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Russia, Poland|
|4||Russian||2005, 2006, 2007, 2017[f]||Belarus, Russia|
- Tie breaker between Serbia and Australia: Serbia’s next best placement is in 7th place, whereas Australia’s next best placement is in 8th place.
- Tie breaker between Denmark, Belgium, and Romania: Denmark’s next best placement is twice in 5th place, Belgium’s next best placement is three times in 7th place, whereas Romania’ next best placement is once in 9th place.
- The country used to participate under the name F.Y.R. Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) until it changed its name in February 2019.
- Tie breaker between Greece and Moldova: Greece’s next best placement is in 9th place, whereas Moldova’s next best placement is in 10th place.
- Tie breaker between Ireland and San Marino: Ireland’s next best placement is in 12th place, whereas San Marino’s next best placement is in 14th place.
- Tie breaker between Montenegro and Serbia and Montenegro: Montenegro’s next best placement is in 14th place, whereas Serbia and Montenegro has no additional appearances.
- This song was partially sung in Dutch.
- This song was partially sung in Ukrainian.
- This song was partially sung in Italian.
- This song was partially sung in Russian.
- This song was partially sung in Polish.
- This song was partially sung in English.